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talk, The PTI

June 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Strengthen your understanding with this online CPD course for Maths teachers.

The question of why women and minorities are under-represented in mathematics is complex and there are no simple answers, only many contributing factors. Eugenia will draw on a combination of precise mathematical reasoning, techniques of abstract mathematical thinking, and her experiences as a woman in the male-dominated field of mathematics. Eugenia will argue that if we focus character traits rather than gender we can have a more productive and less divisive conversation, about math and beyond. She will present a new theory for doing so, showing that we can use abstract mathematical thinking to work towards a more inclusive society in this politically divisive era.

Eugenia will present the abstract field of Category Theory as a particularly inclusive subject area according to the dimensions of my her theory, and demonstrate its scope for deepening the curiosity and social awareness of secondary school students, rather than just pushing and evaluating them. This goes against the assumption that abstract mathematics can only be taught to high level undergraduates and graduate students, and the accusation that abstract mathematics is removed from real life.


June 29, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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